Special Olympics athletes participate in basketball clinic at UNC-Chapel Hill

Eliot Schmehl at Tarheel camp2Schmehl said he also met his Tarheel point guard counterpart Marcus Paige, who gave him an autograph. Paige and his UNC teammates signed autographs for Schmehl, Shaff and the other visiting athletes.

Coach Williams brought the tradition to UNC 10 years ago, which he started and continued for 15 years while he coached at the University of Kansas. Athletes will put their skills to good use as they prepare for the 2013 SONC Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament in March in Mecklenburg and Johnston counties.

Click here to be directed to a video of the 2013 Special Olympics NC-UNC Tar Heels Basketball Clinic  and see footage captured from that big day.

Pictured: Harrison Young goes to the basketball (top) and Elliot Schmehl gives Tarheels player a high five.